Bellingham Dragon's Lair 2006, Wo Coastal Region

Red Blend Red Blend
South Africa

$16.90 (68692)

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86 pts
5
April 02, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a full bodied, fairy dense and gritty blend of shiraz, mourvedre and viognier. It pours deep black-purple....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Shiraz, mourvedre and viognier. Ripe, jammy, straightforward but pleasant nose, high alcohol, sweet impression,...

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Community Reviews (3)

mlr
mlr

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

This opaque blend of Shiraz (84%), Mourvedre (11%) and Viognier (5%) is high in alcohol (15%), giving it a warm finish. It has jammy notes, with accents of mocha, cedar and freshly cracked pepper (from the Mourvedre) and faint bandaid notes.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Dark garnet to ruby in colour with medium intensity on the nose.

Positives: Earth notes dominate the nose & taste. Medium tannin, good acidity, full body with medium+ length.

Negatives: There's quiet a bit of heat coming the high alcohol. Mid palate shows some pungency.

Interesting points: I believe the wine is past it's prime & on the downside. Still palatable, but don't expect too much. Sale price helps. Try it with pizza.

Tasted: 17 Oct 11.

Score: 7.5+/10, Value: 6/10 (sale price: 8/10), Total: 14/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 2.5

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